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Once this place located in Moskovskaya oblast was a large estate, the family nest of Soymonov nobles. The estate was founded in the 18th century by Pyotr Alexandrovitch Soymonov. Main buildings of the estate were constructed by N.A.Soymonov including Znamenskaya church built in 1797.

Znamenskaya church is the only remaining building of the former estate of Teploye. Photos by Denis Frantsouzov.

Abandoned Znamenskaya church, Russia view 1

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There are about 400,000 various historical and cultural monuments in Smolensk oblast of Russia. The territories of the region also played an important role in Russian military history. Unfortunately a lot of the architectural monuments are abandoned and if nothing changes they will be lost forever in near future. Photos by Denis Frantsouzov.

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Welcome to Batkovsko-Olkhovsky peat extraction site located in Yaroslavl oblast of Russia. In 2010 the significant part of the area was flooded. Today it is the cemetery of abandoned peat extraction machinery.

The place has become popular among local fishermen. They are calmly catching the fish living among the drowned tractors and harvesters. It could be a great place to shoot some kind of post apocalyptic movie. Photos by borh_84.

Yaroslavl oblast, Russia Fallout scenery 1

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Aug/11

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Transpolar Railway – The Dead Railroad

Transpolar railway (Gulag construction sites #501 and #503) is a railroad running on the way Chum – Salekhard – Igarka.

The construction of the railway began in 1947. Among the most likely reasons of the construction were the developing of infrastructure of Russian North, the simplification of supply of Norilsk, as well as improving the supply of the Northern Fleet.

Abandoned Transpolar railway Salekhard-Igarka, Russia view 1

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Norilsk is a city located in northern part of Krasnoyarsk krai, about 90 km east of the Yenisei River. It is one of the most polluted cities in the world.

Environmental hazard for the population of the city and its surrounding areas is caused by the work of one of the world’s largest mining and, simultaneously, metal making plants.

Deserted industrial outskirts of Norilsk, Russia view 1

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Vozdvizhenka is an airbase located in Primorsky krai. A heavy bomber aviation regiment was deployed at the airbase armed with supersonic long-range strategic bombers Tupolev Tu-22M3.

In 2010, the regiment was disbanded, some aircraft were transferred to other airbases. The airframes of others are waiting to be cut for metal. The airfield is abandoned. Photos by KFSS.ru.

Vozdvizhenka - abandoned air base in Prymorye, Russia view 1

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Kurba is an old Russian village of Yaroslavl oblast situated 20 km southwest of Yaroslavl on the open high place on the right bank of the river Kurbitsy. The main attraction of the village is the Church of Kazan Mother of God Icon.

Church of Kazan Mother of God Icon, Kurba view 1

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Priiskoviy is the village of Ordzhonikidze district of Khakassia Republic located in the spur of the Kuznetsk Alatau mountains (1,5-1,6 km altitude).

The village is located to the south-west of the district administrative center – the village Kop’evo, near the border with Kemerovo oblast.

Priiskoviy, Khakassia Republic, Russia view 1

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Feb/11

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Abandoned village of Uzhginskoye, Perm krai

Uzhginskoye village is located in Cherdynsky district of Perm krai. Like a lot of other villages of Russia it was abandoned. The village had favorable location at the crossroads, near the river and the reason why it was abandoned is unknown. The pictures were captured by Andrey Senyushkin (all the photos are clickable).

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Russian penitentiary system is far from being perfect and here is one example. The following colony for criminals located somewhere on the territory of Perm krai was abandoned recently, in 2005, but as you can see the conditions of living there are rather extreme. The pictures were taken by Alexander Belenkiy (all the photos are clickable).

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